New 7 Wonders of the World

How did these guys NOT make it? Maybe there's a new consensus that aliens did in fact help and that they should then not be considered in other man-made endeavors... kidding.

I mean how do you compete with measurements like this one?

The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error. The position of the North Pole moves over time and the pyramid was probably exactly aligned at one time.

That's what you get when you let masses vote. :p

Anyways, here's the "new" list.

• The Great Wall of China

• Petra in Jordan

• Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer

• Peru's Machu Picchu

• Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid

• The Colosseum in Rome

• India's Taj Mahal

I agree with some of them, but Christ the Redeemer over the pyramids? Really?

List via CNN

Update:

UNESCO's statement:

Acknowledging the sentimental or emblematic value of sites and inscribing them on a new list is not enough. Scientific criteria must be defined, the quality of candidates evaluated, and legislative and management frameworks set up... The list of the “7 New Wonders of the World” will be the result of a private undertaking, reflecting only the opinions of those with access to the internet and not the entire world.


See UNESCO's full statement here

2 comments:

  1. Nascar Kid said...

    I think the Pyramids didn't make it because they are the only remaining "wonder" from the original list and this is supposed to be the 7 "new" wonders of the world.

    For truly new wonders, see the Seven Wonders of the Tech World. for a good read.

  2. Thinking In Vain said...

    I could see your point, but just because it's on the list of 7 Ancient Wonders doesn't mean it shouldn't be on this one. The Great Wall of China is on the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages, but it's up there.

    It just shows that there wasn't any sort of criteria.



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